pinko

pinko

[ping-koh]
noun, plural pinkos, pinkoes. U.S. Slang.
pink1 ( def 5 ).

Origin:
1935–40; pink1 + -o

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pinko (ˈpɪŋkəʊ)
 
n , pl -os, -oes
a person regarded as mildly left-wing

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pinko
1936, derogatory slang form of pink (n., adj.), used of people whose social or political views "have a tendency toward 'red;' " a metaphor that had existed since at least 1837.
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pinko definition


  1. n.
    a communist. (Popular during the 1950s.) : Get out of here, you pinko!
  2. mod.
    having communist tendencies; in the manner of a communist. : Get that pinko jerk out of here!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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